Azam Khan no longer a brother to me: Jaya Prada
The video of Khan's supposed speech was also doing the rounds on the various social media platform.
BJP's Rampur Lok Sabha seat candidate Jaya Prada said senior SP leader Azam Khan has crossed the 'lakshman rekha' and is no longer her brother for his offensive comments on her, Monday. Khan had said it took "you 17 years to understand her reality" but, "I could recognize it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear", without taking names, on Sunday.
The BJP clarified that the statement was made against Prada, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls against the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader.
"(He has) crossed the lakshman rekhaa (his limits) this time. He is no longer a brother to me. I had considered him as my brother and tolerated everything, but now I cannot tolerate (this)," she told reporters in Rampur.
Jaya Prada on Azam Khan's remark:It isn't new for me,you might remember that I was a candidate from his party in'09 when no one supported me after he made comments against me.I'm a woman&I can't even repeat what he said.I don't know what I did to him that he is saying such things pic.twitter.com/KEKzFvlQbF— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 15, 2019
The people will give an answer as people respect women said the actor-turned-politician also. "What is this man doing? Does he have the right to contest polls? I appeal to the Election Commission that he should not be allowed to contest the polls, he is not eligible to contest the polls," she said.
Khan had told an election rally in Rampur, "... you got represented (by her) for 10 years. People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of India, it took you 17 years to understand her reality. But, I could recognize it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear," he had said.
The video of Khan's supposed speech was also doing the rounds on various social media platform.
Seeking an answer from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Prada said, "I am asking Akihlesh, whether you will allow such a person to contest the polls. Shame. He (Khan) should be expelled."
On April 23, Rampur goes to polls in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Prada also quoted a Sanskrit shloka and said that "a family in which women are revered or given due respect, that family is blessed with divine qualities, divine food and children, and a family in which women are not revered, all their work bears no result".
Taking note of news reports, the National Commission for Women strongly doomed the "extremely offensive" comments made by SP leader Khan against Prada and issued a show cause notice to him on Monday.